Tag Archives: Brisbane

The Church “So Love May Find Us” Tour @ The Zoo, Brisbane 14 March 2009 + more


The Church return in 2009 with a new album, a soundtrack, 2 EP’s on their own label and selected dates on the East coast.

In January the band released the “Shriek: Excerpts From The Soundtrack” on their own Unorthodox Records in partnership with Wyrm publishing and noted American science fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer.

  thechurch_promosml1

In February the band release “The Coffee Hounds EP”. Exclusive vocal and instrumental versions of “The Coffee Song” as well as taking on the Kate Bush classic “Hounds Of Love”.
Continue reading The Church “So Love May Find Us” Tour @ The Zoo, Brisbane 14 March 2009 + more

Fluff @ Cremorne Theatre, QPAC : 24-28 March 2009

Ever wondered what happens to lost toys? Come to Fluff at QPAC and you’ll find out!
 
 
Yes, the Gingham family is back to comfort lost toys and delight audiences in the captivating fantasy theatre production, Fluff.
  fluff-promo

On show at the Cremorne Theatre QPAC from 24-28 March, the whole family will enjoy this whimsical piece of theatre, which combines audience interaction, music, movement and a stunning visual design.

Presented by QPAC, Fluff was created by Christine Johnston, one of Queensland’s most celebrated performing artists, collaborating with acclaimed choreographer/dancer Lisa O’Neill and electronic musician, Peter Nelson.
Continue reading Fluff @ Cremorne Theatre, QPAC : 24-28 March 2009

ARIA Chart News, w/c 2 March 2009

Natalie Bassingthwaighte’s debut solo album “1000 Stars” has bolted straight to number one on the ARIA Album Chart this week. In doing so, Natalie becomes the tenth Australian female solo artist to achieve a number one album. “1000 Stars” features two top ten singles, and surpasses the success Natalie achieved with Rogue Traders, where she enjoyed a number two album with “Here Come The Drums” and number four album with “Better In The Dark”.

In further ARIA Album Chart news this week, The Prodigy achieves a fourth ARIA top 10 album, with “Invaders Must Die” charting first week in at number three. Lamb Of God’s “Wrath” is the third album to debut in the top 10 this week – it’s their second chart entry with 2006’s “Sacrament” debuting and peaking at 25.



Following her whirlwind Australian promotional tour and Brit Awards haul, Duffy’s
Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 2 March 2009

The Gin Club Tour : The Zoo, Brisbane 21 March 2009 + more

THE GIN CLUB TOUR EAST COAST – MARCH/APRIL 2009

Inimitable Alt-country rock troupe The Gin Club are embarking on an East Coast tour of Australia in March and April, before heading off to Europe to tour and continue recording the follow up to their epic 2-disc 2008 release Junk.   theginclubpromo

Junk was received with critical and public acclaim, reaching the top 10 on the AIR charts and granting the eclectic Brisbane-based band accolades including ‘Best Rock Song, ‘Best Folk Ballad’ and ‘Song of the Year’ at “Q Song” – Queensland Music Industry Awards in 2008.
Now, on the back of a successful string of 2008 gigs both here and in the US (including appearances at Musicexpo (LA), Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival and The Big Day Out), The Gin Club are ready to hit the road, complete with brand new songs to unleash on anticipative audiences.
Continue reading The Gin Club Tour : The Zoo, Brisbane 21 March 2009 + more

Who Killed Amanda Palmer? An Interview with the Queen of Punk Cabaret

by Lisa Lamb
amanda palmer - photo by Lenka Sindelarova

[Related: Amanda Palmer @ The Tivoli, 1 March 2009 : Photo Gallery]

Amanda Palmer embarked on a rock star journey from the age of four when her mother sat her on her lap and taught her to play piano by ear. With no formal musical training and a strong interest in drama, she explored dark cabaret, gothic burlesque and surreal musical theatre as the lead singer of The Dresden Dolls. Then embarked on a solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, which pays homage to David Lynch (Twin Peaks) from a girl who doesn’t watch TV. She is a walking contradiction, part truth, part fiction and always entertaining. Her shows are not so much gigs as an experience and once the audience have the “experience” they are happy to spread the word.
 
 
Lisa: Amanda, you originally started out busking, doing street theatre and performing as a live statue, how did you start busking and has this influenced your later work?
Continue reading Who Killed Amanda Palmer? An Interview with the Queen of Punk Cabaret

Ripe Noosa 2009 Festival, 3 May 2009

eskimo joe
[Photo: Stuart Blythe]

RIPE NOOSA 09 – will be showcasing the cream of Australian musical talent; Eskimo Joe – Faker – The Potbelleez – Bliss n Eso – Blue King Brown – The Drones – Pez – Dead Letter Circus plus some of this countries biggest DJ acts who are all set to bring the Sunshine Coast alive on Sunday May 3rd, Labour Day Long Weekend.
RIPE NOOSA is best described as a joyful collision of rock, hip hop, melodic pop, roots reggae, and electronic dance, set across 2 stages. The day will include a myriad of festival experiences and activity including an international food bazaar, health and wellbeing centre, arts and market stalls and a children’s activity area. The event encapsulates contemporary music, festival colour and excitement that will captivate fun lovers of all ages.

Situated just 10 minutes from Noosa’s main beaches and set on 156 acres of prize hinterland landscape, it is the perfect backdrop for a rocking all ages annual one day event.

Events Details:

WHEN:
Date Time Information
03 May 09 12:00pm to 10:00pm Open Sunday noon until 2200.

WHERE:
Venue: House with No Steps
Fellowship Drive
House with no Steps
Doonan,Noosa Valley
Queensland, Australia
4562

CONTACT DETAILS
Email: info@ripenoosa.com
Web: www.ripenoosa.com

Greenfest 5-7 June 2009 Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Get into Greenfest 5-7 June, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Greenfest presented by Brisbane City Council is Australia’s largest free green festival and place to come together for a cooler planet! Greenfest aims to stimulate awareness and action for a low carbon economy by supporting creativity in industry and the arts. Our theme for 2009 is “Community Warmth Can Cool the Planet!”

Greenfest is part of the UNEP Climate Neutral Network, a recognized Art for the Environment event and in 2009 is part of the Brisbane 150 and Queensland 150 celebrations.

It uniquely promotes the best of emerging music talent with some established masters amidst a sea of fresh energy and ideas. With over 50 acts on three stages, speakers, organic food, fashion, green-tech cars and 200 exhibitors, become the change you want on World Environment Day and the long weekend at Greenfest.

Greenfest is free for all areas and times. If you want to support emerging local talent and fresh energy for your planet, spread the word that participation counts and show your passion for the future at Greenfest.

  greenfestphoto

The festival opens on Friday 5th June with a free World Environment Day concert and continues over the weekend with the following initial line up:

Ash Grunwald, Jeff Lang, Tame Impala, The Boat People, Little Scout, Kevin Borich, Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Botanics, The Rocketsmiths, Mason Rack Band, Marshall & the Fro, Ange Takats, Tim Loydell & the Deckchairs, Mr Laneous & the Family Yah, Pear & the Awkward Orchestra, Banawuran, Golden Sound, 8 Ball Aitken, Trouble Karma Flow, Rachael Brady, The Reversals, Jason Lowe, Georgia Potter, Bunna Lawrie, Mark Easton, Jimmy Watts, Kim Churchill, Autumn Sun, Tom Richardson, Glass Towers and more!
Continue reading Greenfest 5-7 June 2009 Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Film.Arts.Comedy.Theatre (F.A.C.T) Brisbane – [Edition 090225]

FILM:
The Brisbane 48 Hour Film Project 2009 – The 48 Hour Film Project will return to Brisbane in 2009, probably around October. Filmmakers from all over the Brisbane area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title “Best 48 Hour Film of 2009”.


ARTS:
The Brisbane Arts Theatre is proud to open its 2009 main house season with John Patrick Shanley’s powerful play ‘Doubt’ – about innocence, guilt, and the grey space between the two. – Now Playing!


COMEDY:
Brace yourselves for the first, the biggest, the best, LOL comedy festival Brisbane has ever seen. The inaugural Brisbane Comedy Festival takes over Brisbane Powerhouse Friday 6 – Sunday 29 March 2009 …that is just under a month of laugh-a-minute moments courtesy of some of the craziest talent from near and far!


THEATRE:
Chicago – The Musical is one of the world’s most popular and thrilling smash-hit musicals. After a decade of decadence, CHICAGO is returning for its Australian Premiere at Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 19 March 2009 for a strictly limited season.



Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro says it’s “All or Nothing” ahead of their Australian Tour in March 2009

Interview by: Stuart Blythe

biffy-i-image1Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro informs Stuart Blythe that it’s “All or Nothing” ahead of their Australian Tour in March 2009

Stuart: Hey guys, great to see you back touring Australia. This is your second visit here, do you have any “stand out” memories from last years Australian tour?

Simon: All the shows last time were a ton of fun. we couldn’t believe how much people knew our records and everyone knows how to have a killer evening. one of the venues flooded on the day of the gig which was bizarre but apart from soggy, crinkled feet it all ran pretty smoothly.
Continue reading Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro says it’s “All or Nothing” ahead of their Australian Tour in March 2009

SOUND RELIEF – The Music Community Unite For Two Very Special Benefit Concerts – March 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG

Sound Relief
Sound Relief
THE MUSIC COMMUNITY UNITE FOR TWO VERY SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERTS SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG

The devastation of the current Victorian bushfires has left few unaffected. In response to our nation’s greatest ever natural disaster Australia’s music community have banded together for two stadium benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously in both Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday March 14, 2009 under the unified banner of SOUND RELIEF.

Continue reading SOUND RELIEF – The Music Community Unite For Two Very Special Benefit Concerts – March 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG

ARIA Chart News, w/c 23 February 2009

Bushfire Aid: Artists For The Bushfire Appeal has debuted at number one on the ARIA Compilation Chart, in an incredible show of support from the Australian public. With all artists and songwriters featured on the album donating their songs, and music retailers throwing their support behind it, Sony Music proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal through the charitable arm of the Australian Sony Group of Companies, The Sony Foundation.

Flo Rida storms the ARIA Singles Chart on debut this week, landing top spot with his single “Right Round”, which features singer Ke$ha. It’s also number one on the ARIA Digital Track Chart. “Right Round” is Flo Rida’s second number one single in Australia following “Low”, which spent 3 weeks at number one and was 2008’s highest selling single. It is the first number one debut since Kylie Minogue’s “2 Hearts” in November 2007, and is also the third digital only release to top the ARIA Singles Chart.

Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 23 February 2009

Brisbane Events Quick List for February, March 2009



Related:
February Festival List 2009 Australia
Festival List March, April & May 2009 Australia

MERCURY REV TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING – Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 8th & 9th 2009

MERCURY REV CONFIRMED TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING.

 
 

THE VIVA LA VIDA TOUR KICKS OFF IN JUST SEVEN DAYS!

coldplayvivatour

The “Countdown To Coldplay” is almost over, and with just seven days until the first Australian concert date, performing to 17,000 fans at Perth’s Burswood Dome, Coldplay have today announced that at their request, American rock band Mercury Rev will be joining the ‘Viva La Vida’ tour of Australia.
Continue reading MERCURY REV TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING – Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 8th & 9th 2009